Expensive press release

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that it will immediately begin to make its line of GPS and mobile electronics devices compatible with Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger.” This makes Garmin the first major GPS designer and manufacturer to announce direct support for Mac OS X.

Hmmm…. The new 305 is $350, and Tiger is about $100 on ebay. But Google Earth doesn’t look like it’ll run on my G3 iBook in any case (how is this related? Not sure, but it should be), so I’m out another $1K-$2K for a new laptop.

So, looks like I’m out $2,500… Wish I hadn’t dropped my Adsense when I migrated to WordPress.

Wonder if I can convince myself that I need a new bike, too…

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  1. I hear ‘ya on having a Mac that can’t use the cool stuff.

    Tiger is great, even on an older machine (the current home unit is an iMac 450 MHz with 512 MB of RAM – not exactly an earth mover). But yeah, you need a fair amount of horsepower to get Google Earth to run properly. It runs well on my G4 and G5 at work, but both of those machines have more horsepower, both in terms of processing and graphics.

    But that Garmin unit….. hmmm…..

    Perhaps we’re in the same financial boat?

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